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What’s the point in pentavalent? A story from South Sudan

Mike Pflanz, British journalist based in Kenya Some innovations have the power to make vaccines more successful. For example, fewer injections and fewer visits to the local clinic for kids to be protected mean that parents find it easier to make sure their children get all of the necessary...

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From Tweet to Shot

CC Chapman, advocate and storyteller In April of 2012, I found myself in Accra, Ghana to celebrate the country-wide rollout of two new vaccines that would save thousands of children’s...

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Vital vaccines: preventing diarrhea hospitalizations in South Africa

Candace Rosen, Manager Policy, Advocacy & Communications, and Laura Edison, Scientific Communications Associate, PATH Nearly 600,000 young children die from severe, dehydrating diarrhea every year. Rotavirus, the leading cause of severe diarrhea in infants and children worldwide, accounts for approximately one third of these deaths and millions of...

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 Chief Esombe David Nanyowe of Bonadikombo Village near Limbe, Cameroon (first) “The main challenge for immunisation is to sensitise, to give information to the grass roots. I have four town criers who run around the village and give information to the population to come out for the...

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Ahead of the curve: 4 Reasons why Rwanda is prepared to handle the Ebola crisis better than West African countries

Erin Hohlfelder, Global Health Policy Director, ONE One year ago, I was walking through Redemption Hospital outside Monrovia, Liberia, and I remember thinking to myself, this is pretty bleak. As we were touring the dim, tiny space, we turned a corner and saw a boy, badly burned and injured, sitting out in open air on a folding table, waiting listlessly for medical...

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